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NBA Star Delonte West Pleads Guilty

Police release dashcam video of arrest

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    Watch the police cruiser video of Delonte West's chase and arrest on the Capital Beltway. (Published Thursday, July 15, 2010)

    Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West has pleaded guilty to weapons and traffic charges.

    West entered his plea Thursday in Prince George's County Circuit Court. Judge Graydon McKee sentenced him to two years probation and eight months of supervised electronic monitoring.  That means he'll have to wear an ankle monitoring device.  He'll also have to complete 40 hours of community service and psychological counseling.  He will still be allowed to play in away games.

    West told the judge that he knows he has been "put on a pedestal" because he can "dribble a basketball" and worries
    about letting down youth who look up to athletes.

    West was accompanied in court by his mother, girlfriend and uncle.

    Authorities said the basketball player was carrying two loaded handguns, a loaded shotgun and an 8 1/2-inch Bowie knife while
    speeding on a three-wheel motorcycle on the Capital Beltway last September. 

    Police on Thursday released the dash cam video showing the NBA star being pulled over for speeding on the Beltway. The video showed West weaving in and out of his lane while riding on the motorcycle. 

    West, 26, now lives in Brandywine, Md. He played basketball at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt.

    West's attorney said the player had the weapons because he was transporting them from one home to another that he owns in the county, after his mother ordered him to remove them from one property, according to the Associated Press.


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